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Have you gotten your cholesterol levels tested recently?

Cholesterol levels are measured by a simple blood test, called a lipid profile. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and is analyzed by a laboratory. The test reports total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides.  To prepare for the test, you must fast for nine to twelve hours prior to your visit.

Why is this test important?

The American Heart Association suggests that all individuals over age 20 have their cholesterol levels tested because individuals with high cholesterol levels are at a greater risk for developing heart disease and suffering from a deadly stroke. Taking a Lipid Profile test is the first step in understanding your risk for heart disease.

It is important to keep in mind that not all cholesterol is bad. HDL cholestrol is your good cholesterol and is cardio-protecive and is increased by exercise. LDL Cholesterol, known as bad cholesterol, is associated with atherosclerosis, which may lead to heart attacks and strokes.

My Concierge MD offers a multitude of blood tests, including the cholesterol blood test and advanced Berkley heart lab testing. Take the first step in reducing your risk for heart disease!

Written by Dr. David Nazarian, M.D.
Concierge Medicine Specialist and Director of My Concierge MD in Los Angeles

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Specialist in Concierge Medicine & Executive Health. Dr. Nazarian practices Integrative Medicine with focus on preventative medicine, anti-aging, hormone replacement therapy and IV Vitamin optimizations. Dr. David Nazarian, received his bachelor of sceinces from the University of Los Angeles, California in Psychology and Biology. He obtained his Medical Doctorate degree from Sackler School of Medicine. He completed his medical residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, a University of Southern California affiliate hospital. Once completed, he established a practice in the heart of Beverly Hills

Dr. Nazarian is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has received numerous awards and recognition as a top doctor in his field. “I am passionate about delivering the highest level of care to my patients, and highly value the trust placed in me by my patients and their families.” Dr. Nazarian, Founder, My Concierge MD.